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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jeopardy \Jeop"ard*y\, n. [OE. jupartie, juperti, jeuparti, OF.
     jeu parti an even game, a game in which the chances are even;
     OF. jeu, ju, F. jeu (L. jocus jest) + F. partier to divide,
     L. partire to divide. See Joke, and Part.]
     Exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; danger.
     [1913 Webster]
           There came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they
           were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. --Luke
                                                    viii. 23.
     [1913 Webster]
           Look to thyself, thou art in jeopardy.   --Shak.
     Syn: Danger; peril; hazard; risk. See Danger.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jeopardy \Jeop"ard*y\, v. t.
     To jeopardize. [R.] --Thackeray.
     [1913 Webster] Jequirity

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or
           misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard" [syn:
           hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "jeopardy":
     accident, breakers ahead, cardhouse, cause for alarm, chance,
     compromise, crisis, danger, dangerous ground, emergency,
     endangerment, exposure, gaping chasm, gathering clouds, hap,
     hazard, house of cards, imperil, imperilment, jeopard, jeopardize,
     liability, menace, openness, pass, peril, pinch, plight,
     predicament, quicksand, risk, rocks ahead, sensitiveness,
     storm clouds, strait, susceptibility, thin ice, threat,
     uncertainty, vulnerability

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  JEOPARDY. Peril, danger. 2. This is the meaning attached to this word used 
  in the act establishing and regulating the post office department. The words 
  of the act are, "or if, in effecting such robbery of the mail the first 
  time, the offender shall wound the person having the custody thereof, or put 
  his life in jeopardy by the use of dangerous weapons, such offender shall 
  suffer death." 3 Story's L. U. S. 1992. Vide Baldw. R. 93-95. 
       3. The constitution declares that no person shall "for the same 
  offence, be twice put in jeopardy of life and limb." The meaning of this is, 
  that the party shall, not be tried a second time for the same offence after 
  he has once been convicted or acquitted of the offence charged, by the 
  verdict of a jury, and judgment has passed thereon for or against him; but 
  it does not mean that he shall not be tried for the offence, if the jury 
  have been discharged from necessity or by consent, without giving any 
  verdict; or, if having given a verdict, judgment has been arrested upon it, 
  or a new trial has been granted in his favor; for, in such a case, his life 
  and limb cannot judicially be said to have been put in jeopardy. 4 Wash. C. 
  C. R. 410; 9 Wheat. R. 579; 6 Serg. & Rawle, 577; 3. Rawle, R. 498; 3 Story 
  on the Const. Sec. 1781. Vide 2 Sumn. R. 19. This great privilege is secured 
  by the common law. Hawk. P. C., B. 2, 35; 4 Bl. Com. 335. 
       4. This was the Roman law, from which it has been probably engrafted 
  upon the common law. Vide Merl. Rep. art. Non bis in idem. Qui de crimine 
  publico accusationem deductus est, says the Code, 9, 2, 9, ab alio super 
  eodem crimine deferri non potest. Vide article Non bis in idem. 

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